Verdasco vs Tsonga by FairPlayBet

Verdasco
VS
Tsonga
ATP Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd round

 

Surface - Clay court

 

Fernando Verdasco (SPA) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

 

(19) ranking (5)

 

1565 points 4795

 

(2) previous meetings (1)

 

At first look, Verdasco should have advantage here. He is Spanish so as such clay court suit better to him than to Tsonga. Verdasco also has better head to head ratio in previous matches and note that these two never before met on clay court. Verdasco also has enough matches played on clay in 2012. He was earlier on two tours: In Acapulco and in Buenos Aires. In Mexico it was his best tournament of the season (final) while in Argentina it was early and easy defeat from Andreev. But all facts that are on the side of Spanish player, IMO are not enough good reason to skip betting on Tsonga today.

 

IMO current form is what is very much on the side of French player. Two days ago Tsonga outplayed here Kohlschreiber. I never tought that Tsonga will win so easily. Tsonga also had two matches here before that. It was in Davis Cup since France was host to USA on this court in Monte Carlo. So, Tsonga had enough time to get used to on this surface.

 

BTW Verdasco had big problems in two first rounds to win matches against players with much lower quality. Against Dodig as well Richus, Verdasco lost opening set and later won after the third. If he starts on such way today, I doubt that much better player like Tsonga will allow one more come back to Verdasco.

 

My pick is Tsonga to win in straight sets.

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